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with the effects of sandy, mitt romney continues to campaign in key battleground states. we've got brand new pole numbers. all that and our own brian williams goes home to battered point pleasant beach new jersey. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. here is the very latest on sandy. at least 74 people in the u.s. are now dead as a result of sandy. millions remain without power, and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are waking up with canisters and walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. and further down the coast, take a look at cars lined up for blocks, if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for a chance to fill up. >>> another big oil problem, a massive fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gals of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from statin islands. containment booms are keeping the oil where it is. >>> in connecticut, intense images as three mansions burned to the ground. firefighters c
. >> reporter: meanwhile hurricane sandy's devastation has swamped election plans in the northeast. new jersey officials faced with flooded polling stations and power outages are besieged. >> obviously the timing of the storm was horrible for us. it's affecting people's ability to get to the polls. >> i have no idea where we'll be able to vote. >> reporter: this weekend the state announced it will let voters displaced by sandy e-mail or fax their ballots in. military trucks may be deployed as backup polling stations. >>> the world will be closely watching our presidential election tomorrow. there is intense interest in the man america chooses and how his policies will affect other nations. nbc's michelle kosinski is live in london this morning with the latest. good morning, michelle. >> reporter: hi, veronica. it's been fascinating to watch their fascination. people around the world are paying attention to virtually every detail of this election. analysts here say there's no equivalent in the u.s., that americans never have that feeling of looking up to another power as a source of stability a
to make sure that they are not acting as bullies. >> reporter: meanwhile, hurricane sandy has swamped election day in the northeast. florida new jersey apology stations are beseejd. >> the timing of the storm was horrible for us. >> i have no idea where we'll be able to vote. >> reporter: this weekend, the state announced it will let voters displaced by sandy e-mail or fax their ballots in and military trucks may be deployed as backup polling stations. >> we want to let you know brian williams and our entire political team will be with you every step of the way on election night. our coverage begins at 7:00, 6:00 central tomorrow night. >>> now for a look at the weather and that nor'easter that is headed our way, bill karins is down in democracy plaza for us this morning. good morning to you, bill. >> good morning to you, veronica. this is the place to be tuesday night. behind me, the famous ice skating rink with the electoral map on it. as nbc calls the states on election night, they'll all be colored in in either red or blue as we go to the magical number of 270 electoral votes. we
as the northeast works to recover from sandy while help continues to pour in from the military, red cross, and also springsteen, bon jovi, and many others. >>> obama, romney, and countless political candidates across the nation present their final arguments on who you should vote for them this final weekend before election day. plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 benghazi terror attack. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. a horrific week for the northeast and mid-atlantic states continues to unfold. 94 people are confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. minutes ago we learned the number of power outages has gone down to 3.5 million. at the height of the blackout, 8 million people had no power. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's statin island where the superstorm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers. a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodies were found in a marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washe
interview this morning on "today" on this nbc station. >>> well, more than a week after hurricane sandy and drivers in new york city are still feeling the effects and frustration with long lines for gasoline. so now new york city and long island officials are following new jersey's lead by ordering fuel rationing beginning today to deal with the fuel shortages and distribution delays. meanwhile, buyer beware if you're in the market for a new or used car in the coming years. nbc's chris clackum explains. >> reporter: just like in hurricane's past, sandy left behind lots of soaked and sand-filled cars. >> the estimate is that there's at least 16,000 new cars that were damaged and up to 250,000 used cars. >> reporter: and guess where many if not most will end up? >> put-back into the market and resold to unsuspecting consumers. >> reporter: so what do you do? >> the number one thing for anybody looking to buy a used car is to pull a vehicle history report. >> reporter: also, let a mechanic you trust take a look at it, or at the very least inspect the car yourself and include a smell test.
will be hosting this week. >>> in other news from hurricane sandy and last week's nor'easter to spring-like weather in the east and a mercury plunge in the west, where are asking what is with the crazy extremes in weather. nbc chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson has that story. >> reporter: america has a case of weather whiplash. >> 60 degrees as our high on friday and then 28 degrees as our high on saturday. >> reporter: this weekend the west went from summer to winter overnight. >> that's winter, ins stfrnlthswinter. >> reporter: the northeast bass beings in spring like temperatures, still recovering from superstorm sandy and a nor'easter. >> i'm waiting for the locusts next. >> reporter: this year alone the nation's endured a withering drought, the largest wildfires in history and the warmest month on record. in 2011 there were 14 extreme weather events each doing more than a billion in damage. now some politicians are connecting the dots blaming the gases that come from burning coal, oil and gas from changing the climate. >> climate change, extreme weather, call
after hurricane sandy, drivers are still feeling the effects and frustration with long lines for gasoline. now new york city and long island officials are following new jersey's lead with fuel rationing. meanwhile, buyer be wear if you're in the market for a new or used car in the following years. >>> just like in hurricane's past, sandy left behind lots of soaked and sand-filled cars. >> the estimate is that there's at least 16,000 new cars that were damaged and up to 250,000 used cars. >> reporter: and guess where they thought they will end up. >> put-back in the market. >> reporter: so what do you do? >> the number one thing for anybody looking to buy a used car is to pull a vehicle history report. >> reporter: also let a mechanic you trust take a look at it or at the very least inspect the car yourself and include a smell test. >> the odor because when a car sits in standing water, particularly in saltwater, that car will take on a smell that's very difficult to get rid of. >> reporter: look for debris or waterlines inside the car, the trunk, and engine compartment. dingy
as the northeast works to recover from sandy while help continues to pour in from the military, kred cross, and also springstein, bon jovi, and many others. >>> obama, romney, and countless political candidates around the nation present their final arguments on who you should vote for and why you should vote for them this final weekend before election day. >>> plus, the final details of what really happened on the 9/11 benghazi terror attack. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. a horrific week for the northeast and mid-atlantic states continues to unl fold. 94 people are confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. more than 4.5 million still don't have power, but that is down from a high of about 8 million. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's statin island where the super storm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers. a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodies were found in a marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out by rising waters during the hurricane
for today's vote, and those in the wake of hurricane sandy's destructive path are doing the best they can. obama versus romney, democrats versus republican. the world is watching, and now it's your decision, america. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. well, millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do some last-minute politicking early today. in the swing state of ohio, nearly 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida nearly 4 point. >> petros: 5 million peop-- 4.5 million people have voted. president obama voted early this year. he'll do some swing state interviews and then play in his traditional election day basketball game and then wait in chicago. mr. romney has added two last-minute campaign stops in ohio. paul ryan will vote and join him in boston. joe biden will vote in delaware before joining him in chicago. tracie pots has the details on the final frantic day of campaigning. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning. it may be a frantic day of voting too. this is one of the many polling
, the first of the season. but for the hundreds of thousands still trying to recover from hurricane sandy, this was the last thing they needed. rain, snow and wind at times over 60 miles an hour is drenching homes. entire communities already rearranged by hurricane sandy. >> it's overwhelming. >> very sad. it's very sad to see us getting pounded again. >> reporter: waves lashed out on beaches nearly washed away in last week's superstorm leading to new fierce of flooding. from sea bright to queens, people are seeking shelter again. >> a warm shelter is available for free at hillcrest high school. >> reporter: even as crews rushed to fix power lines, hundreds of thousands just getting their lights back on are back in the dark. >> it's a little insult to injury, but that's mother nature. >> reporter: for others who never had their power restored, this cold weather is miserable. >> cold. very cold. you sleep at night with blankets and socks and everything else on, and it's just horrible. >> reporter: the storm is forcing airlines to cancel more than 1,000 flights and leading to accidents on t
hard hit by hurricane sandy. with winds topping 60 miles per hour, the nor'easter dumped as much as a foot of snow in some parts, downing trees and power lines. as many as 1,700 flights have been canceled just in the past 24 hours, and according to the latest numbers, nearly 401,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity this morning after these two big storms. nbc's danielle leigh is in trenton, new jersey, for us this morning. danielle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. we're waking up to a couple inches of snow here in trenton. behind me, a downed tree that possibly fell during the height of last night's storm. and for the hundreds of thousands of people still trying to recover from sandy, this was the last thing they needed. rain, snow, and wind at times over 60 miles an hour is drenching homes. entire communities already rearranged by hurricane sandy. >> it's overwhelming. >> it's very sad. it's very sad to see us getting pounded again. >> reporter: waves lashed out on beaches nearly washed away in last week's superstorm leading to new fears o
does. bill, thanks so much. >>> the rockefeller christmas tree stands up to sandy arriving at rockefeller center moments ago. >>> plus, guess who's going to get the lions share of the blame as the country goes off the fiscal cliff? here's a hint for you. it isn't president obama. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. stories making news this morning. a knew pew research center poll finds that republicans in congress will be more to blame if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff. 53% of those surveyed point the finger at the gop while 29% say president obama would be more to blame. >>> 20-year-old mitchell kusick of colorado has been charged with threatening to kill president obama during an october campaign event. kusick also made credible threats towards shooting and killing children at a halloween event. >>> defense secretary leon panetta has demoted the former head of the u.s. africa command general william kip ward for allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other expenses. ward will retire as a three star general and repay the government $8
to affect areas hit by sandy. trends are off shore. things are looking nice as we approach the holidays next weekend. let's talk about what's happened out there. i mentioned that there was an amazing northern lights show going on. this is a picture from the top of mount washington. one of the highest spots in new england. 6,000 feet in new hampshire. there's a weather observatory where they do 24 hour weather observations and they have these amazing images of the northern lights. it was a great show from michigan all the way through vermont and maine. this image captured it well. as far as what's going on out there, not much. nice quiet weather period across the country. another chilly start in the 30s for many people, even the 40s in the deep south. it's a cold, dry air mass pretty much covering much of the nation. doesn't have a lot of tropical origins to it. it's a polar air mass. the only area of rain that we have is down here in the southeast. it's a pretty good solid shield of light rain, even lightening strikes from georgia into south carolina. now trying to go up to wilmington and ar
and new jersey. the rain and wet snow is piling up on homes already damaged by sandy. the long island railroad, one of the nation's biggest commuter train systems, suspended all service. the conditions are recovering the sandy effort as well. >> you may have a setback. i'm prepared for that. i hate setbacks. i don't tolerate them usually very well. but this one i can't control. the weather is what it is. and we're going to have to deal with it. >> state police urged residents to leave low lying neighborhoods, but people many are staying behind because they fear looting. >> this is only adding to the misery for people who haven't had power or gas for days because of sandy. andrew has more from oyster bay, long island. >> the sight of snow for communities now wondering if they'll have power by thanksgiving, seemed like a crude joke. >> kind of laughing about it. it's unbelievable. a hurricane to a nor'easter and driving in the snow within ten days, it's pretty unbelievable. >> but the pounding surf and flat-out annoying nor'easter stung people in oysterway bay. one of so many communitie
belonging to a world war ii vet washed ashore after hurricane sandy. officials at west point were notified. they did some digging and now they plan to clean and return the jacket to the 98-year-old widow of the soldier it belonged to. she'll be happy about that. >>> well, in sports, we begin with some action in the nba. memphis won its sixth game in a row as rudy gay of the grizzlies put on a show against oklahoma city, scoring 28 points in a 107-97 victory over the thunder. >>> in college basketball, eric murphy of number ten florida was a perfect 10 for 10 from the field for 24 points as the gators pulled away and rolled over number 22 wisconsin 74-56. >>> all right, some baseball. tampa bay's david price was named the cy young award winner with 20 wins this season. and it was 38-year-old r.a. dickey who won 20 games for the mets who got the national league cy young award. he is the first knuckleball pitcher in baseball history to win the award. >>> american swimmer missy franklin of colorado won four gold medals at the london olympics and holds the world record in the 200-meter backstro
visited parts of new jersey that suffered the worst devastation from superstorm sandy. biden said he spent summers on the jersey shore as a boy and promises residents that the federal government will not abandon them. >>> new york city officials say they plan to demolish hundreds of buildings damaged beyond repair by sandy. the building department says about 200 homes were wrecked by the storm. about 500 others are being checked to see how bad the damage is. >>> a space capsule made a rare nighttime landing in kazakhstan, bringing back three astronauts, including an american after a four-month voyage to the international space station. >>> the national oceanic and atmospheric administration says october was the 332nd month with an above average surface temperature. to put that into perspective, anyone ages 27 and below, including lindsay lohan and olympic great michael phelps, has never lived through a month that saw global temperatures dip below average. >>> and a rare sight as a massive waterspout formed off the coast of southern australia sunday. one meteorologist described it as the mo
honoring those first responders to superstorm sandy. as you know, it affected this area so dramatically. that's the latest from here in new york. now back to you, veronica. >> all right, jay gray. have fun out there. thanks so much. >>> and now for a look at your holiday weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. you know, it just looked gorgeous out there, but what about the rest of the country? >> not bad. >> good! >> i mean, a lot better in a lot of spots. yesterday was a rough day in the northwest, rain and windy conditions, and we had the horrible fog around chicago and st. louis, where dozens upon dozens of flights were canceled and seriously delayed. now we're getting a break in the northwest. it kind of stopped raining as we went throughout the day yesterday, in most cases. we get a very short-lived break, then it looks like we're going to sneak in thanksgiving here dry. one storm has just exited. that's the big one we were dealing with. and this next storm, just a huge one, but thankfully, it heads mostly to the north. on the warm front, there is a little rain off the shore
to the uso which provided the food. >>> this thanksgiving hundreds of new york victims of superstorm sandy were served thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings on hard hit staten island, and in new jersey, the salvation army handed out boxes of food and served meals to sandy victims. >>> well, investors have the day off for thanksgiving, and the ones who aren't out shopping will be back to work today. u.s. markets will be open for a shortened trading session. looking ahead, next week could get off to a bumpy start. seven of the past ten post thanksgiving mondays were down days for the dow. >>> overseas this morning, asian shares were on course for their best gains in two months after manufacturing surveys of the world's biggest economies raised hopes for improving global growth. >>> facebook wants to stop letting users vote on changes to its privacy policies. the social network is concerned about the quantity versus quality of feedback generated by the current setup. the company says users will still be able to weigh in during a seven day comment period. >>> and the u.s. post office is h
sandy. the rockefeller center tree tradition began in 1931 when workers building the center put up the very first one. >>> all right, breaking news overnight. actress lindsay lohan is in trouble with the law yet again. she was arrested early this morning at a new york city nightclub, charged with assault. police say lohan hit another woman in the face during an argument at the club. the victim did notave to go to the hospital. lohan was booked at a nearby police station. of course, it was just days ago, sunday in fact, when lohan's made-for-tv movie "dick & liz" premiered to mostly bad reviews. >>> all right, let's head back down to the plaza because we want another look at the tree, and dylan as well. she has the rest of your weather channel forecast. good morning once again. >> forget me, it's all about the tree, and there will be tons of people down here to get a view at just that, and the weather is cooperating. you know, the whole eastern half of the country enjoying a lot of sunshine. it's just the west coast that is seeing the rain. so, for all the folks headed down to new y
.s.a. yesterday in sandy stricken new jersey and new york a secret santa was handing out $100 bills. the anonymous missouri man sought out people who had been devastated by hurricane sandy. and while he plans to hand out $100,000 in total, he says it's not about the money, it's about committing random acts of kindness. which he surely did. >>> and speaking of random acts, this new york city police officer did something incredibly kind for a homeless veteran in need, and he did it when he thought no one else was looking. >> reporter: it was a moment of kindness captured in a photograph. an nypd officer helping an apparently homeless man. >> it was freezing, and the first thing i thought was like this is absolutely unacceptable. so i went up to him. i was like, where are your socks or your shoes or anything? >> reporter: officer larry deprimo says he was so moved by what he saw he went into this store to find the man a pair of shoes. >> it's kind of hard not to be inspired. again, it was a regular night. it was pretty busy. you know, business as usual. but, again, this officer kind of took the time
concerns in this area are the areas devastated by sandy only a week ago. this storm is going to add insult to injury, more power outages, more beach erosion, more large waves crashing into homes. that's going to happen as we go throughout this afternoon and this evening. as far as the wind goes, they're already beginning to pick up, gusting now to new york city at 32. at the peak of the storm, we expect wind gusts anywhere from 50 to 70 miles per hour. that will be this afternoon into early this evening, especially over long island and coastal sections of new jersey. a lot of people just got their power back on. now we'll have additional power outages on top of that. we'll even get snow with this storm. some areas that haven't seen any snow. the snowfall amounts very impressive, especially northern portions of delaware around the philadelphia area and especially new jersey. the same locations that had the devastation and you saw the destruction of their homes, now we're looking at getting a coating of a couple inches of snow on top of damaged property. not what anyone needed in this will h
by hurricane sandy. a federal grant will be used to put 5,000 new yorkers back to work. governor andrew cuomo slated the funds will allow the state to quickly hire unemployed residents to clean up areas devastated by hurricane sandy. that's one thing a lot of people are not talking about. there's so much cleanup to be done. >> they need people to do it. >> what better people to do it. >> they can't hire a plumber or electrician or any of those things right now. >>> i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> if you think it's cold out, this may make you think twice about complaining. more than 200 people warmed up before taking an icy dip in the waters off southeast poland. the tradition sees swimmers aged 6 to 80 dressed up in wigs and costumes to take the polar plunge. at 39 degrees, some complained the water wasn't even cold enough, since usually it's about 14 degrees in winter. apparently they like pain. >> a congo line. >> "hobbit" fever has reached new heights. a a new zealand airline revealed its largest graphic ever. it fea
sandy, victims are still trying to put their lives back together. more than 100,000 homes and businesses in new york and new jersey are without electricity as they struggle to rebuild. a 77-year-old man has died of injuries from a fall as sandy hit new york, bringing the city's death toll to 43. janet napolitano visited with disaster relief victims. >>> now for a look at your weather, here's bill karins with a weather channel forecast. very good morning to you. >> have a good weekend? >> i did. it was nonexistent. i'm just kidding. it's coming up, actually. so it's okay. >> i understand that. some of us work weekends every now and then. here's what we're looking at today. big temperature contrast across the country. happy to see we're not going to have any devastating storms this week, but we are going to see a change of weather. the mild air still exists on the eastern seaboard after a beautiful sunday and a cold blast of air is coming down from the northern plains and sweeping across the country. ahead of this front, we have a large area of rain that went through chicago last night dur
already hit hard by sandy. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us with an update. >> right now that coastal low is really beginning to deepen. it's just off the atlantic seaboard way out to sea. precipitation is going to be well east of us. we're getting a few sprinkles of rain in virginia, delaware, and maryland. a few sprinkles from annapolis into southern maryland as well as farther west across northern virginia from southern fairfax county, prince william. bring an umbrella here over the next hour or so. we also have temperatures well above freezing. upper 20s to low 30s much of the region now. and we have a winter weather advisory in effect. all those counties can get heavier snow throughout the day. in the meantime, passing light showers and chilly during the afternoon, changing to some snow that may accumulate on grassy areas. i'll show you how much i think they may get. that may be coming up in a few minutes. >>> overnight, a lot of people across the district took to the streets to celebrate president obama's re-election. news 4's derrick ward joins us live from "u" str
the gulf. >>> well, president obama got a firsthand look at hurricane sandy's disaster jones on new york's staten island thursday. the president consoled grieving victims and vowed to stick with them. >>> prosecutors in new york state are dropping drug possession charges against john bon jovi's 19-year-old daughter after her apparent heroin overdose. under state law someone having an overdose cannot be prosecuted for possession. >>> and some former first children gave a texas audience an inside look at life in the white house. jenna bush hager revealed having her first kiss with her now husband on the executive mansion's rooftop. pretty nice. while steve ford talks about his mother betty complaining about having to cook dinner on the night gerald ford was sworn in. >>> now let's get a check of wall street on this friday morning. the dow closed at 12,554 after losing 28 points yesterday. the s&p was down 2 the nasdaq fell 9. overseas market had a better day. nikkei shot up 194. the hang sen gained 50. >>> today we'll be watching the fais to fais fiscal chris meeting. they project a first
. >>> president obama got a firsthand look at hurricane sandy's disaster zones on new york's staten island on thursday. the president consoled grieving victims and vowed to stick with them. >>> prosecutors in new york state are dropping drug possession charges against john bon jovi's 19-year-old daughter after her apparent state law. >>> and some former first children gave a texas audience an inside look at life in the white house. jenna bush haying ger reveals about having her first kiss on the executive mansion's first rooftop. steve ford talks about his mother complaining about having to cook dinner on the night gerald was sworn in. >>> let's take a check at wall street. the dow lost 28 points yesterday. the s&p was down 2. the nasdaq fell 9. overseas markets the nikkei shot up 194. the hang seng gained 50. >>> wall street will be watching today's first face-to-face fiscal cliff meeting. they predict a first half recession next year if the economy goes off the cliff. erskine bowles tells maria barto romo why he thinks there hasn't been a recession. >> the guys that are running for offic
in washington. thank you. >>> two weeks after the destruction from hurricane sandy, victims are still trying to put their lives back together. more than 100,000 homes and businesses in new york and new jersey are without electricity as they struggle to rebuild. a 77-year-old man has died from injuries from a fall brunging the city's death toll to 43. homeland security secretary janet nah pop politan know has reaffirmed her commitment to be with those for the duration. now for a look at the weather here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. give me good news. >> that's depends where you are in the west. >> i want sunshine. >> go south. the northwest isn't pretty. rain and snow in many areas of washington state and oregon state. look at the radar. the green shows you where the rain is. the white is the snow and the cold air trying to hang tough. northern idaho and spokane dealing with snow. in spokane, you could end up with an inch or two. temperatures should warm up during the day. looks like we're just about done with it in areas near yakima. portland, looking a
. >> thanks so much. >>> well, back here at home, new york governor andrew cuomo called superstorm sandy more impactful than hurricane katrina and now both new york and new jersey are asking for a combined total of more than $71 billion in federal aid. well, in new york the money would not only pay for cleanup and recovery, it would also be used to try and limit damage from future storms. new jersey, which saw heavy damage to its transit system and shoreline, suffered nearly $30 billion in losses. meanwhile, new jersey governor chris christie says it would be wrong for him to leave office before his state recovers. christie has now filed papers seeking re-election. >>> let's get a check of your weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. busy in the west. checking a big storm, right? >> not for today. we have one more day to enjoy the sunshine and nice weather. the rest of the country won't be jealous of your weather anymore. looks like a rainy period wednesday an thursday with a couple big storms coming onshore. they're calling this the atmospheric river that will be heading into the west co
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